Píobaire, An, Volume 9, Issue 5, Page 2
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The cover picture shows Edward O’Donnell the Irish-American vaudeville performer
who performed with his brother, fiddle-player Cornelius, in the early decades of the 20th c.
(Photograph : courtesy of Audrey O’Donnell-Crotty)
2......Cover photo details
4......Donations & Acquisitions
5......News & Events
11......Review article – Encyclopaedia of
Music in Ireland
13......Edward O’Donnell–Vaudevillian Piper
14 .......International Uilleann Piping Day
18 .......An Old Tune Revived – ”Morgiana in
20 .......New Statue of Willie Clancy
21......Obituary – Tomás Ó Canainn
22 .......An Introduction to C natural
24......Pipers in Kildare in the 1780s
27......The Irish Bagpipe
32......Calendar of Piping Events
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